UN report has shown that more than 65 million people were forced to
leave their home countries last year, becoming refugees due to deadly
conflict. The top nations from which refugees fled have one thing in common, they were all targets of US intervention.
A United Nations report has shed light on the world’s burgeoning crisis
of displaced peoples, finding that a record 65.6 million were forced to
vacate their homes in 2016 alone. More than half of them were minors.
The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which
drafted the report, put the figure into perspective, stating that
increasing conflict and persecution worldwide have led to “one person
being displaced every three seconds – less than the time it takes to
read this sentence.”
UN High Commissioner Filippo Grandi called
the figure “unacceptable” and called for “solidarity and a common
purpose in preventing and resolving the crisis.”
the UN report failed to mention was the role of U.S. foreign
intervention, indirect or direct, in fomenting the conflicts responsible
for producing most of the world’s refugees.
According to the
report, three of the nations producing the highest number of refugees
are Syria (12 million refugees created in 2016), Afghanistan (4.7
million) and Iraq (4.2 million).